9 Days Private Tanzania Luxury Safari from US$4,742.-pp

Safari in your private vehicle just for the two of you in Northern Tanzania.  Includes the famous Ngorongoro Crater with its “Big-5” , Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, and the endless plains of The Serengeti where you might catch up with the Wildebeest Migration depending on its location.

Highlites:

Private vehicle with your guide/driver

See the countryside along the way to the Serengeti

Explore all the best Northern Tanzania National Parks

Spend 4 nights in the Serengeti for fully immersive experience

Flight over Northern Tanzania

One night free of charge included, except July and August!

Fully flexible safari can be adjusted to your wishes

Accommodation Destination Nights Basis Room Type
Rivertrees Country Inn Arusha 1 FB 1x Garden Room
Tarangire Ndovu Camp Tarangire National Park 2 FB+ 1x Safari Tent
Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge Ngorongoro Crater 1 FB+ 1x Standard Suite
Lemala Ewanjan Tented Camp Central Serengeti 4 FB+ 1x Tented Safari Suite

Key
FB: Full board
FB+: Dinner, bed, breakfast, lunch and activities daily

Price

US$ 5,676.-pp Sep and Oct 2018
US$ 4,742.-pp November to Dec 19,2018

2019 pricing:

US$ 5,991.- pp Jan 2 – Feb 28, 2019; Sept and Oct 2019

US$5,282.-pp March through May 2019*; Nov through Dec 21, 2019

US$5,535.-pp June 2019

US$6,485.-pp July through August 2019

Price is per person, double room.
*alternate camp provided near Lake Manyara  due to seasonal closure of Tarangire Camp

Included

Accommodation and full board as per package, private customized safari vehicle with naturalist guide/driver througout safari, all National Park Entrance fees, airport meet and greet, flight over the Serengeti, local beers and house wines at your Seregenti Safari Lodge (Ewanjan);  emergency evacuation insurance from safari camps to nearest hospital;

Excluded

Optional activities (hot air balloon flight or Arusha village tours), premium drinks at Serengeti lodge, visa,  airport taxes,  International flight to Tanzania
Note: Tour starts and ends at Kilimanjaro airport. Daily departures pending space available. This is private safari with only the two of you in the vehicle. Some lunches are picnic style. Price would be lower if 4 friends share this itinerary.

Day 1:           Rivertrees Country Inn, Arusha

Day Itinerary

Arrive in Arusha and meet our representative for the transfer to your hotel.

Tanzania

The name Tanzania conjures up images of wildebeest stampeding across vast savannah, rain forests teeming with monkeys and birdlife, and great plains brimming with legions of game. All of these natural wonders and more are on offer in this exceptionally diverse African nation. Visitors typically visit Tanzania to partake in at least one of the four well known Tanzanian tourist experiences: a relaxing seaside vacation on the picturesque island paradise of Zanzibar, an underwater tour of some of the world’s most renowned dive sites around the gorgeous Spice Islands, a safari adventure in some of Africa’s most impressive game reserves, or a hiking excursion around Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. Whichever of these incredible holidays you choose, you will undoubtedly be welcomed by some fabulously friendly and peaceful inhabitants who, despite being divided into 120 different ethnic groups and cultures, live in harmony with one another and provide some of the most wonderfully exotic local cuisine you could imagine. With all of this diversity on offer, the most difficult part of your Tanzanian holiday experience is likely to be deciding where to go!

Arusha

Arusha is the safari capital of Tanzania – nestled below Mt. Meru and close to Mount Kilimanjaro. From Arusha there are options to head  to Lake Manyara, Tarangire and Ngorongoro National Parks and from there it’s a short trip to the Serengeti. Arusha was built by the Germans as a centre of colonial administration because of the temperate climate.

Overnight: Rivertrees Country Inn

Once an old coffee estate, Rivertrees is now a charming country inn nestled in abundant foliage with the Usa River flowing by. Set in the foothills of Mt Meru, conveniently close to Kilimanjaro International Airport and a short drive to Arusha, its location proffers a wealth of natural wonders to explore.

Comprising the original Farm House, an elegant River House, luxurious River Cottages and several beautifully appointed Garden Rooms, it also serves delicious garden-fresh cuisine in its stunningly set restaurant. The swimming pool and spa are tailored for relaxation, and friendly personalised service ensures a memorable stay, whether for a one-night stopover or much longer.

Included

Full Board

Day 2:           Tarangire Ndovu Camp, Tarangire National Park

Day Itinerary

Meet your guide/driver this morning after breakfast and enjoy the scenery and villages on your way to Tarangire National Park. Take a game drive prior getting to your lodge.

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park is known for having the greatest concentration of wildlife outside of the Serengeti eco-system. Named after the river that crosses through it, this park at 1,100 square miles located southwest of Arusha, is sometimes sadly missed by those heading for the more well known of the National Parks in Tanzania. Yet we can highly recommend it for its elephant migration, quiet authentic atmosphere and fantastic birding opportunities. During the dry season, the river is the only source of water for many animals, with thousands migrating to it from the nearby Lake Manyara National Park. The landscape here is diverse, with a mix of habitats that are unique to the area and not found anywhere else: hilly landscapes are dotted with vast numbers of baobab trees, dense bush and high grasses. Herds of up to 300 elephants congregate here, whilst migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala and eland can also be seen, with the accompanying predators following along behind. On drier ground you find the Kori bustard, the heaviest flying bird; ostriches, the world’s largest bird; and small parties of ground hornbills blustering like turkeys.

The park is also famous for the termite mounds that dot the landscape. Those that have been abandoned are often seen to be home to dwarf mongoose.

The swamps, an oasis of green year round, are where you will find over 550 bird species, the most breeding species in one habitat anywhere in the world. It is a birder’s dream with frequent sightings of yellow-collared lovebirds, which can be seen during a game drive alongside the river.

Tarangire’s pythons climb trees, as do its lions and leopards, lounging in the branches where the fruit of the sausage tree disguises the twitch of a tail.

Overnight: Tarangire Ndovu Camp          View iBrochure

Nasikia Tarangire Ndovu Camp is located in the heart of Tarangire, Tanzania’s wild land and landscapes. Tarangire is famed for its massive elephant herds, true sense of wilderness and a gentle backdrop of baobabs. It is the lesser visited but more intriguing park on the northern circuit.

At Nasikia Tarangire Camp, we have 7 mobile tents established in Tarangire during it’s most incredible time – 15th June – 31st Oct. During these dry months, the massive elephants herds travel through the corridor between Manyara and Tarangire and spend their time in and around the park. This is because of their ability to uncover permanent sources of fresh water. We endeavour to retain the uniqueness and intimacy of the camp, while being directed by the location, wildlife and other factors of responsible tourism.
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Nasikia Tarangire Ndovu Camp

We offer double, twin, single, triple and family (quad) tents and each bed is fully netted for custom made protection from mosquitoes and insects. The beds are fitted with imported cotton sheets, double pillows, duvets and bed runners for your comfort. The tents have netted windows down each side of the tent which you can fully open only the canvas remaining at all times with the mosquito netting stitched strongly into the actual tent. We have sewn lightweight curtains and hung them along each side of the tent for privacy and also just to watch as they romantically sway in the breeze.

NOTE: this camp will be substituted with a camp near Lake Manyara during seasonal closure of Ndovu.

Included

Full Board and Activities

Day 3:           Tarangire Ndovu Camp, Tarangire National Park

Day Itinerary

Explore Tarangire National Park.

Included

Full Board and Activities

Day 4:           Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater

Day Itinerary

Take a morning game drive in Tarangire National park and Lake Manyara National Park, prior crossing the Great Rift Valley and getting to your lodge on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater.

Lake Manyara National Park

With the Lake on its east and the Manyara Escarpment to its west the Lake Manyara National Park offers breathtaking views and a large variety of habitats. Acacia woodlands, water forests, baobab strewn cliffs, algae-streaked hot springs, swamps and the lake itself. Manyara has the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world. It lends itself for a picnic stop on the way to Ngorongoro Crater.

Overnight: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Perched on the rim of the collapsed volcano, the Ngorongoro Crater, a world heritage site, often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world. It has the most magnificent views over the crater floor, which is home to vast herds of buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, the rare and endangered black rhino, elephant, cheetah, leopard, lion and herds of gazelle and wildebeest.

Its position on the Eastern rim allows the most spectacular and uninterrupted views of the sunset.

Situated on the eastern rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, in the volcanic highlands of Tanzania, covering an area of some 240 square kilometres.

Included

Full Board and Activities

Day 5:           Lemala Ewanjan Tented Camp, Central Serengeti

Day Itinerary

Get an early start and descend into Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the location of the Big-5. Have a picnic lunch and head to the Serengeti. After entering the gate keep your search out for the wildlife living on these endless plains. Reach your camp late afternoon.

You lodge is located on the rim of the crater which allows you to be amongst the very first people entering the crater in the morning. Most tourists are in lodges 1.5 hour away. Being first in the crater means less people in the morning and better lighting for picture taking.

Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater, once a gigantic volcano, is the largest intact caldera in the world. Some maintain that before it erupted, it would have been higher than Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Today, long since having collapsed and eroded, it is an extensive highland area with the famous 600 meter deep Ngorongoro Crater as its focal point. Nearly three million years old, the ancient caldera shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth. Fresh springs and a large soda lake quench the thirst of all the inhabitants.The Ngorongoro Crater is game viewing gone crazy and it is not surprising that it is one of Tanzania’s major tourist drawcards Black rhino are protected within its rim, giant tusked elephants wander the forests, black-maned lions stalk the grasslands, and flamingos crowd the soda lakes. It is also one of the view places where hyenas can be seen roaming during the daylight. Outside of the crater Masaai herdsmen can be seen tending to their flocks of goats and herds of cattle.

Central Serengeti

The Serengeti together with Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Park form Africa’s most famous wildlife park. The image of acacia trees on an endless grass plain epitomises Africa for many, and then add a Masai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. The annual wildebeest migration through the Serengeti and the Masai Mara is the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains. You may encounter it in the Central Serengeti at certain times a year. But that is not where the game viewing ends; large prides of lions, elephants and giraffes in grasslands, gazelles and eland to mention but a few. Aside from traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Serengeti plains has become almost essential and you can even do a horseback safari.

Ngorongoro Crater

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Overnight: Lemala Ewanjan Tented Camp         View iBrochure

Lemala Ewanjan is an authentic intimate tented camp set in a secluded part of the game-rich Seronera Valley in Central Serengeti. The Seronera region is an important wildlife transition zone between the southern grasslands and the northern woodlands and is renowned for its year-round game viewing due to its abundance of water in the many rivers, as well as for its large populations of resident big cats. Additionally, between April and June, and again between November and January, this area is crossed by the annual wildebeest migration, which provides always thrilling wildlife drama.​

We have carefully positioned Lemala Ewanjan right at the end of a blind valley, so other vehicles will not interrupt your view across the plains during the day, and in the evening, you can enjoy uninterrupted sunsets with no electric lights in sight.

The 12 en-suite tents are spacious and comfortable, and have an outside deck offering beautiful views over the area. Each tent is fitted with two queen-size beds with warm duvets, a flush toilet, large safari-style shower, plentiful running water, wooden storage cabinets and flooring, 24-hour solar lighting and outside loungers from which to enjoy early morning teas and coffees and refreshing afternoon gin and tonics.

Tented Suite Accommodation

The en-suite tents are spacious and comfortable, and have an outside deck offering beautiful views over the area. Each tent is fitted with two queen-size beds with warm duvets, a flush toilet, large safari-style shower, plentiful running water, wooden storage cabinets and wooden floors, 24-hour solar lighting and outside loungers from which to enjoy early morning teas and coffees and refreshing afternoon gin and tonics.

Included

Fully Inclusive

Day 6,7 and 8:       Lemala Ewanjan Tented Camp, Central Serengeti

Day Itinerary

Explore the Serengeti. This area is known for tree climbing lions. Depending on the month of your travel, the rains and the location of the huge wildebeest migration herd, you might be able to search for and catch up with them.. You will be in the  wilderness and animals can not be predicted. But having a private vehicle gives you the best chance. You stop where you like to stop and leave an animal sighting when you are ready!

Activities

Game Drives

Optional – extra charge

Balloon Safaris
Bush Dinner
Private Sundowners
Bush dining in the Serengeti

Game Drives

You can enjoy game drives from Lemala Ewanjan on shared or on exclusive use basis.  Our vehicles have open sided windows, charging facilities and a fridge with cold drinks.  Our vehicles are driven by excellent guides who will ensure you see the best of what Serengeti has to offer

Balloon Safaris

an extraordinary adventure. Float in a hot air balloon over the famous Serengeti National Park with its enchanting scenery and amazing wildlife. This may be the most beautiful area in the world for a balloon flight. There are no power lines, fences and few roads. Our capacity is limited making this experience a special and exclusive one. Each and every balloon flight is different and therefore an adventure – even for us. We aim to provide the high point of your safari and an experience that you will remember always

Bush Dinner

Arrange for a private bush dinner within the footprint of our camp where you dine with candlelight under star studded skies.  You will be served your dinner and drinks by your private butler whilst enjoying the sounds of the African night life with your very own Maasai Warrior looking out for you

Private Sundowners

This is an experience that is a way of life in Africa. Its an exceptional treat and one not to be missed. Imagine your guests have just finished an inspiring game drive and your guests come across in the middle of the plains a private sundowner set up with drinks and snacks, chairs and cushions and waiters on hand to serve your guests their favourite favourite tipple against the beautiful backdrop of the Africa as we know it, as the sun goes down

Bush dining in the Serengeti

Nothing beats meals taken outside under star lite skies.  Weather permitting, dining outside in the Shade for lunch or under the stars for dinner whilst listening to the african sounds is something quiet spectacular and one not to be missed

Included

Fully Inclusive

Day 9:           Departure

Day Itinerary

Enjoy your last safari in the morning prior your flight over the Serengeti on your return to JRO airport for your flight home in the evening.

Transport

Flight Information

Date Flight Departure Airport Time Arrival Airport Time Class Ref
Charter Airstrip for Lemala Ewanjan Tented Camp Kilimanjaro International Airport [JRO]

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